Einstein – in reference to the Theory of Relativity.
We build bicycle frames from steel – T45 aerospace steel tubing to be precise. First off, we cut the steel tubes to the right length and mitre their ends, making sure everything fits perfectly to the the rear drop-outs, bottom brackets and headtubes that are machined in-house. We then braze, or rather ‘melt’ the filler metal into the join, which creates a fillet between the two tubes – it’s a strong and versatile way of building steel frames.
It’s not just frames that are lovingly hand crafted at Bear. We design and precison-engineer our own components in-house too. The chain-tugs, headset spacers and seat-clamps are all CNC milled from billet allunimium. These components are all then media blasted and annodised. Finally, before being fit to the bikes we add our signature Bear logo.
Although the Bear Bikes ‘ONE’ is our production bike, we’re happy to spec the bike to suit you. Say for instance you’d rather have a set of flat bars instead of the drops, no probemo! We’re cool with one-off custom too – take it as far as you like. If you have something in mind that you’d like us to make as a one-off for you, then we’d be as happy to make it as you would ride it!